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North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:50AM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It takes a village to get a load of books from North Adams to an African village.

Brayton Elementary School first-grade teachers Elizabeth Patenaude and Jacqueline Thomas recently spearheaded an effort to send 60 reading textbooks to Chesegem Primary School in Eldoret South, Kenya. They were assisted by Leon Aalberts, a retired teach and minister from Williamstown, as well as Williams College student and Kenyan native Felix Biwott, and two classes of eager first-grade students who not only got to learn about geography but also about the joy of giving back.

The project started back in November when Patenaude and Thomas found out that the curriculum was being

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Pittsfield Eyes Repairs To Taconic Track, Baseball Field
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:32AM / Monday, February 19, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With a brand-new school, the Pittsfield Parks Department is plotting a way to make upgrades to the Taconic High School track, football, and baseball fields.   Parks Commissioner Anthony DeMartino said the first goals would be to repair and re-stripe the track, replace fencing around both the track area and the baseball and soccer fields, and install a new backstop and dugouts at the baseball field. That would total $206,350, in which the Parks Department is looking to use Community Preservation Funding. The hope is to start with that and then continue with more projects over time.   "If you were going to go with the pie in the sky goal, it would be

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Wahconah Student presented with S.A.Y. It Proud Award
01:03PM / Friday, February 16, 2018
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DALTON, Mass. — Kendra Richards, a senior at Wahconah Regional High School, was presented with the S.A.Y. It Proud (Supporting and Acknowledging Youth) award at a special ceremony held by the Ambassadors, a student leadership group that strives to implement positive, supportive programs for students at Wahconah, on Jan. 25.

School adjustment counselor Donna Therrien nominated Richards for her outstanding involvement in community and school activities.

Established by Berkshire United Way's Pittsfield Prevention Partnership in 2012, the important work of recognizing the achievements of Berkshire County middle and high school students with S.A.Y. It Proud awards will continue

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PHS Academic Decathlon Team Snags Honors at Regional Competition
02:27PM / Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The Pittsfield High School academic decathlon team placed second in the small school competition and fifth overall out of a field of 21 at the Massachusetts Academic Decathlon Regionals at Quincy High School on Feb. 3.

Eight players on the scoring team garnered 19 medals and came very close to several more. The team now advances to the state finals on Saturday, March 3.

The PHS team comprises Adam Shepardson, Brian Lavinio, Emelyn Theriault in the Honors Division; Mike Cavalieri, Marilyn Maison, Aubree McClure in the Scholastic Division; and William Munch, Giuliana Pierce and Brennah Brickle in the Varsity Division. Team alternates are Jon Halse, Jaden Coscia,

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MCLA Rolls Out New Career Development Platform
01:57PM / Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Center for Student Success and Engagement at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has launched a new, online career software portal to help prepare students for employment.

"The Career Trail Online" will provide a wide variety of services aimed at connecting students with their first jobs as college graduates and serve as a resource for alumni.

According to Dale Osef, MCLA's career development specialist, "The Career Trail," by Purple Briefcase, is a top-of-the-line, industry standard for connecting students to employers, faculty, staff, alumni and more.

"MCLA saw a need for a fresh, new approach to career development on our

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Taconic High Construction: Focus on Interior Finishes
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:58PM / Monday, February 12, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nearly all of the mechanical and exterior work is complete and the focus at the new Taconic High School is transitioning to painting and finishing.   The $120.8 new school has been under construction for just short of two years and is on track to be completed this summer. Workers broke ground in March of 2016 and the building's target completion date is July 1. In July and August, the equipment will be moved into the new school and shortly after, the demolition of the current building will begin.   The project is being overseen by Gilbane Construction and Skanska USA and some 137 contractors were on site this week.    Upon entering the main

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BCC Adds Two to Board of Trustees
10:05PM / Thursday, February 08, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Carlo Zaffanella and Julia Bowen have joined the Berkshire Community College Board of Trustees. Both were appointed last year by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Zaffanella is the vice president/general manager of Maritime & Strategic Systems business at General Dynamics Mission Systems, one of the largest employers in Berkshire County. He also serves on the board of Soldier On and the Naval Submarine League.

Bowen has worked as the founder and executive director of Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School in Adams, Mass. Her work in the community includes being the founding board chair for Lever, Inc., and a member of the board of Northern Berkshire United

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Lanesborough Officials May Push Mount Greylock District on Tuition Hike
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:37AM / Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Some town officials are urging the Mount Greylock Transition Committee to hold firm on tuition rates.   Members of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee had fought for years over the price point of tuition and last year finally reach an agreement with school officials.   Last March, the School Committee adopted a policy that set the tuition rate at the per pupil expenditure as set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education each year. That policy doubled the town's tuition rate from $8,734 to more than $17,000.   But since then, the town voted to expand the district to be one with Mount Greylock Regional and Williamstown

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New Trustee Joins MCLA Board
11:09AM / Friday, February 02, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Frederick J. Keator, the managing partner of Keator Group, LLC, in Lenox, as the newest member of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts board of trustees.

MCLA President James F. Birge said he is delighted to welcome Keator to the board.

"As managing partner of the Keator Group, Frederick has been recognized by numerous organizations as one of America's top independent financial advisors and will bring a wealth of knowledge to MCLA," Birge said. "Over the years, the Keator family has been a great supporter of the College and I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the work of

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Pittsfield Council, School Committee Hear Report On Financial Condition
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:16AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A recent re-evaluation has given the city a chance to both preserve its reserves and raise its levy ceiling. But health insurance is threatening to take those funds in the coming years.   The City Council and School Committee gathered Tuesday night for the annual report on the financial condition of the city. Auditor Thomas Scanlon of Scanlon & Associates said the city's reserve total is in a "good" range but he'd still like to see more. Right now the city has $8.1 million in reserves — the same as 2017 — which is 6 percent of the total budget.    "I'd like to see your reserves closer to 10 percent,"

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